Trying to taste local food is the easiest way to understand different culture and life. I strongly believe that food is indispensable part of my tour:)
If you are ready to challenge Korean’s authentic food culture, I’m sure that Gwangjang market food tour will be the highlight of your tour!
Gwangjang Market is the largest and representative market in Korea because it has 112 years history. That’s why it often shows up on famous TV show ‘Running man’ like below! You can find how dynamic and interesting Gwangjang market is!
The reason I recommend this tour is
1) Food is the most attractive mirror of each culture. I strongly believe that trying local food is indispensable part of tour.
2) Market shows real local life, so you can experience the culture vividly.
3) Story about food and market from the tour guide is really interesting and helpful for tourists.
Itinerary of food fighters : A Day at Gwangjang Market
You will definitely forget the hunger while you are in Gwangjang market food tour. Because you will get to eat many of Korean foods with drinks!
*Schedule is estimated based on conditions without waiting line. Please kindly note that Gwangjang market is quite crowded area especially on weekend.
We just met in front of Jong-no 5 ga subway station exit 7 at 17:00. It was easy to find out so we introduced each other and started tour with explanation about Gwangjang Market’s history.
The guide told us the meaning of the name ‘Gwangjang’ and how this market started with information about history during colonized period and why it becomes so popular in these days.
We just went into the market and the guide kindly introduced ‘Korean Mung-been Pancake’, which is called ‘Bindaetteok.’ The smell of it was amazing and no one cannot skip this Bindaetteok pancake street. There were numerous small vendors for it but the guide leaded us to best shop in this market.
Now, it’s time to explore Gwangjang market! There was also fabric market especially for wedding ceremony. We can easily know how to prepare wedding ceremony in Korea. Gwangjang market shows how Korean wear this traditional costume called as Hanbok to celebrate their special family event or just in daily life. Also, you can face diverse types of accessories such as Ggot-sin, traditional shoes for women and I was so impressed! Korean keep their beautiful pattern and symbol color!
We tasted Mayak gimbap the most representative street food of Gwangjang market. It was served with yellow mustard sauce which was really addicted! Also, we ate Tteokbokki and Korean black sausage that I always watched in Korean series. I really wondered the flavor and it was more than I expected. Though I tried to keep space for other foods in my stomach, I could not stop eating. Now, I’m missing the food that I remained It was really good experience to eat local food with interesting Korean’s daily life story.
The food tour was awesome and fun and educational. It was one of the highlights of my visit to Korea. Zoey was a very fun, energetic, enthusiastic and amazing host and tour guide. We felt so welcomed in your country.
Strongly recommend you to join this tour sincerely !
Map of Gwangjang Market
Travelling time by car, assuming smooth traffic conditions:
1) Myeongdong station → Gwangjang market
– Subway : 30 min.
– Bus : 20 min.
2) Hongik Univ. station → Gwangjang market
– Subway : 30 min.
– Bus : 30 min.
3) Insadong → Gwangjang market
– Subway : 20 min.
– Bus : 20 min.
How To Make Your Reservations
Kindly note that we only accept reservations on our website. Please go to the particular product page to book right way!